Licensed Creative Arts Therapist


Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC

Beth has worked clinically as an art therapist for 45 years, in academia for 28 years and in private practice for 41 years. Beth has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, aging, PTSD, chronic illness, special education, developmental disabilities, and child development. Beth has served on two Boards for the NYS Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners Board and Applied Behavior Analysis Board.

Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, LCAT is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0010.

Beth is also approved to offer ATCB CEC's


Northport, New York




***Beth is pleased to announce that her book, Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, by Jessica Kingsley Publishers will be released September, 19, 2019***   

Areas of Practice: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Psychotherapy                Supervision                      Mentoring                        Group & Individual Therapy  

****Taking 2 of my courses gives you 100% of NYS LCAT CE contact hours and 60% of ATCB CEC's for a year*****

Beth is just back from the BAAT/AATA International Conference in London, England, 7/11—7/13 2019

**She participated in a Roundtable on Art Therapy in Schools, presenting her research: Status Report on Art Therapists in Public Schools: Employment and Legislative Realities and joining in questions and discussions about art therapy in schools internationally.

**She also presented on: An Underrepresented Community: Art Therapy with Adults with ASD

All in all, it was a wonderful personal and professional experience.

Beth presented at the Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference in Montreal in October 2018:

Offering Context for LGBTQ Treatment Issues: Art Therapy with a Gay Man Affected by AIDS

Beth presented at the American Art Therapy Association Conference in Miami in November 2018:

Revisiting past art therapy, processing present flashbacks, hoping for a healthier future

Beth presented a grand rounds at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in November 2018:

Creative arts therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and psychiatric comorbidities

Participants were able to get 1 NYS CE contact hour and 1 ATCB CEC.

Many LCAT's work weekends, so I'd like to offer a weekday class. Please contact me, below, to let me know your weekday availability.    

Beth attended the Women's March in NYC on January 19, 2019 and had a wonderful day. Resist, Insist, Persist! Make a statement to Trump that hate is not okay and that we all want basic human rights. Beth remains active attending local rallies and writing and calling representatives.                                         

 Click on Announcements and News Events in upper left corner for Course Listings:

Upcoming Continuing Education

Zoom Room class!

Please join my CE course in a Zoom Room, which is considered live attendance in NYS

Exploring Metaphors for Insight into Transference and Countertransference

Date/Time:  9/17/19   7—10 pm

Subject:    Using metaphor in clinical practice to support insight and interventions

Description: This course will explore metaphors as they arise in clinical practice from both the practitioner and the patient. The role of metaphor in the creative arts therapies will be discussed, specifically regarding transference and countertransference. Looking at the powerful impact of metaphor and symbolism on the therapeutic process will support best practice and inform art-making that is appropriate for treatment progress and process. Clinical case material will be shared.

 Participants will engage in art-making with different media, materials, and techniques with attention to the meaning and metaphor of their own experience and explore how this can be applied to gain insight into transference and countertransference.

Length in contact hours:

Three (3) NYS LCAT CE hours

Three (3) ATCB CEC’s

Fee: $75 class limited to 10 participants

Register: ddolginko@aol.com


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TAKE THIS COURSE: Beth's presentation at the AATA 2017 conference in Albuquerque, NM, was recorded and is being offered through AATA's Institute for Continuing Education:                Creative, neurodiverse landscapes: Art therapy for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder  ***This course counts for NYS LCAT CE's and ATCB CEC's


       ***Currently featured on the New York State Office of the Professions, Mental Health Practitioners website is a short film by me and Dr. Robert I. Wolf about the Henry Street School's Art Therapy program.

Legislation is popping everywhere to change gun laws. Hand in glove with that is background checks. That brings us to mental illness. It might be the moment that every state in the US needs to look at their impoverished laws for treatment and follow up care for people with mental illness and make changes. And if those changes come via federal legislation, even better.

Secondarily, school safety is also going through Congress and State Houses of Legislation. Again, this might be the moment when helping professionals become mandated as employees in public schools.

Click on Announcements and News Events in upper left corner for a sample letter to elected representatives.       

Beth is approved by NYS to offer courses through Skype and ZOOM. These are considered live course attendance and allows for LCAT's in other regions of NYS to attend courses. Please contact for more information: ddolginko@aol.com and          631-754-2278 (landline)



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September 28, 2019


All things are possible until they are proved impossible—and even the impossible may only be so as of now.
— Pearl S. Buck


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